Despite Meeting with Post-ies, Brad Won't Play Washington Reporter After All

The Washington Post reports that Brad Pitt has dropped out of a planned film in which he was to play a reporter covering the murder of a political
staffer, after clashing with the director over the script. Several months ago, Mr. Pitt had thrown thrown the Post‘s newsroom into a tizzy when he met with a handful of editors and reporters there, in order to research the role.

This is not the first time that the star has played fast and loose with the hearts of residents of our nation’s capital. Two years ago, he and Angelina sparked fevered speculation that they might be buying property in the District after being spotted outside an on-the-market townhouse in a tony neighborhood. Turned out they were just visiting friends.